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Chicago Social Security Disability Blog: SSD

Fighting Back: A Disability Case History

January 10, 2019

The road to winning Social Security disability benefits can be long and difficult to navigate. It certainly doesn’t seem fair for a person who has contributed to the system for years through paycheck deductions becomes disabled yet is wrongfully turned down for their rightfully earned benefits. However, if there is a slender ray of hope

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Social Security Adds Five Impairments to its Compassionate Allowances Program

October 9, 2018

The Deputy Commissioner of Operations for Social Security (SSA), Nancy Berryhill, recently announced that the agency is adding five conditions to its Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program. The Compassionate Allowances program provides for fast-track disability consideration for people with certain serious and/or life-threatening medical conditions. The objective under CAL is that Americans with certain severe medical

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Can Creditors Take Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 14, 2018

If you are like millions of Americans who rely on Social Security retirement or disability benefits as your primary source of income, a reduction of even a small portion of your benefits could have a devastating impact on your family. If you have fallen behind in paying your bills, you may worry that your benefits

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Congress Wants to Improve Service at Social Security

August 16, 2018

The wait for a Social Security disability decision has been excessively long for some time, but recently it has hit an all-time high. Data for the current fiscal year shows that applicants with cases at the Chicago hearing office wait, on average, 573 days from the time they request a hearing until a decision is

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